9 home renovation ideas to increase livability

You invest in your home to improve livability first, not value. If you get more value in the process, consider it a bonus. Livable homes and communities encourage their residents to remain free, self-sufficient and involved. Many homeowners recognize that to be able to live well and safe, their homes may need upgrades -- whether it is to add modern style to their bathroom for comfort, or update the lighting to illuminate a small area. Perhaps not all of these ideas will make a conventional design strategy, but they sure saves you money. Plus, every one increases the livability of your home.

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